Cocoa contains comprehensive chapters covering the history and botany of the crop and all aspects of cocoa agronomy and crop protection. The book also includes full details of post harvest matters, quality control, marketing, production, cocoa product manufacture and consumption.
Cocoa is an essential reference for anyone working with the crop, including agricultural scientists, and food scientists and technologists. Libraries in food companies and in all universities and research establishment where agricultural science and food science and technology are studied or taught should have copies of this important landmark publication on their shelves.
Tropical Agriculture Series
The fourth edition of this highly–regarded book has been completely re–written and considerably enlarged to cover all aspects of cocoa production in greater detail than before.
Since the publication of the successful third edition in 1975, the higher prices for cocoa have led to new interest in it as a commercial crop, especially in Brazil and Malaysia. This in turn has led to much new knowledge about the plant, and changes in the methods of its production as well as some new problems to which research ahs been devoted.
All of these changes are reflected in this latest edition of Cocoa, making it of far greater use and value to commercial growers as well as research and extension workers.
Note on terminology.
List of Plates.
List of Figures.
List of Maps.
1. History and development (G.A. R. Wood).
2. Botany, types and populations (H. Toxopeus).
3. Environment (G.A.R. Wood).
4. Planting material (H. Toxopeus).
5. Propagation (G.A.R. Wood).
6. Establishment (G.A.R. Wood).
7. Shade and nutrition (M. Wessel).
8. Maintenance and improvement of mature cocoa farms (R. A. Lass).
9. Replanting and rehabilitation of old cocoa farms (R.A. Lass).
10. Labour usage (R. A. Lass).
11. Diseases (R. A. Lass).
12. Insects and cocoa (P. F. Entwistle).
13. From harvest to store (G.A.R. Wood).
14. Quality and inspection (G.A.R. Wood).
15. Marketing (A.P. Williamson).
16. Production (G.A.R. Wood).
17. Consumption and manufacture (G.A.R. Wood).
Appendix 1. Visual symptoms of mineral malnutrition.
Appendix 2. International Cocoa Standards.
Appendix 3. Conversion factors.
Appendix 4. Publications on cocoa.
R A Lass, B.Sc. (Agric), D.T.A.(Trinidad) is currently Cocoa technical Manager for Cadbury Schweppes plc and editor of ′Cocoa Growers′ Bulletin′. He is involved in many international cocoa research and extension projects in various cocoa–growing areas and has been employed as consultant by a wide variety of international agencies.